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BACKGROUND Bronchiolitis is an acute inflammatory illness of the bronchioles common among infants and young children. It is often caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Management of bronchiolitis varies between clinicians, reflecting the lack of evidence for a specific treatment approach. The leukotriene pathway has been reported to be involved(More)
A reusable amperometric immunosensor based on the reversible boronic acid-sugar interaction is proposed. The immunosensor was prepared by self-assembling a thiol-mixed monolayer comprised of conjugates of 3-aminophenylboronic acid with 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid (APBA-MUA) and 11-mercapto-1-undecanol (MU) on gold. The resulting boronic acid coating layer(More)
We present a new model-based test case generation approach, which takes inputs an executable system model and preliminary test case coverage, performs an automated model simulation, and eventually generates refined test cases for software testing. We adopt Live Sequence Charts to specify an executable system model, and present a logic-based model simulator(More)
A three-layered, pH-independent pulsatile release pellets system containing isosorbide-5-mononitrate (ISMN) was studied. The process of the heart disease such as angina has a close relationship to the chronobiology, which gives rise to the need of a pulsatile drug deliver system for the anti-anginal drug. In this study, pellets containing ISMN were firstly(More)
Nano traditional Chinese medicine (nano TCM) refers to bioactive ingredients, bioactive parts, medicinal materials or complex prescription, being approximately 100 nm in size, which are processed by nanotechnology. Nano TCM is a product of the TCM modernization, and is an application of nanotechnology in the field of TCM. This article reviews literatures on(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic degenerative autoimmune disease characterized by persistent inflammation of synovial membranes, which leads to cartilage destruction and bone erosion. To date, there are no effective therapies to slow the progress of this degenerative condition. Here, we evaluate the anti-arthritic effect of chebulanin, an abundant(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic diversity of the rhizobial bacteria nodulating Tibetia himalaica in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (Ganzi State, Sichuan) were evaluated. METHODS The pure culture method was used for isolating the rhiobial strains from the nodules. BOXAIR, 16S rDNA sequences, 16S rDNA PCR-RFLP and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were used(More)
A method for the determination of ifenprodil levels in human plasma was established. Ifenprodil and the internal standard (IS), ketoconazole, were extracted from the plasma with ethyl acetate using liquid-liquid extraction. The extracts were separated by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using methanol-6 mmol/L ammonium acetate (pH value was(More)
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